Positive Behavior Intervention Supports and Social Emotional Learning Will Be on State Report Cards

  COLUMBUS, Ohio — The State Board of Education gathered this week for its monthly meeting. The discussion Tuesday morning began with the topic of PBIS – Positive Behavior Intervention Supports – in the Integrated Student Supports Committee, which is chaired by Board Vice President Charlotte McGuire. PBIS is the…

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State Board of Education vs. the State Senate on the Issue of Graduation Requirements

  The State Board of Education has been working on revamping graduation requirements, but their plan differs from one currently under consideration in the State Senate. In November 2018, the Board approved Resolution 15 to adopt the recommendations of the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee for High School Graduation Requirements. Those necessities…

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Dropout Prevention and Recovery Students May Finally Get Much Needed Support

  Dropout Prevention and Recovery (DOPR) schools have struggled to weather the storm of increasing regulations, changes in testing and graduation requirements. These schools are charter schools, many of which have been under fire from politicians on both sides of the aisle. Change came with new State Board of Education…

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State Board of Education Battles Over Parental Rights, Student Privacy in Social-Emotional Learning Debate

  COLUMBUS, Ohio — The State Board of Education (SBE) continued the battle over Social Emotional Learning (SEL) standards at their monthly meeting. SEL makes up one-quarter of the Board’s Strategic Plan for Education called Each Child Our Future. Half the plan is academic. Board members discussed the standards on…

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Rumor Control: Setting the Record Straight on PreK/Kindergarten Portfolios

JC Bowman

Social media was hard at it this weekend over the PreK/Kindergarten Student Growth Portfolio Model.  While Professional Educators of Tennessee is not sold on the portfolio process, it is the current law (see T.C.A. §§ 49-6-103–49-6-110).  We believe the current portfolio system takes up too much time for our educators. …

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